Joseph Putnam Willson

Personal

Birthday: 
1/7/1902
Birthplace: 
Bath, NY
Date of Death: 
8/3/1998
Place of Death: 
Smethport, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Smethport, Pennsylvania, 1931-1953
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945
Member, Pennsylvania Game Commission, 1948-1953
Special master, Supreme Court of the United States, 1964-1972

Education

Name of School: 
University of Pennsylvania
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1926
Name of School - Second: 

Temple University Beasley School of Law

At Temple, we believe that some things just have to be learned by doing. You can't learn to ride a bicycle by reading a manual, you can't learn how to be a lawyer by watching even the best of lawyers, and you can't improve if mistakes are only imagined. At Temple, students don't just read, watch, or imagine. They do that and more-they do the work of attorneys. It sounds simple but it works. Temple University's Beasley School of Law offers a different kind of law school experience: a Real World, Real Law experience that incorporates academic and practical applications of legal study into rigorous classroom experiences.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1931

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Court Name: 

Pennsylvania Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/14/1953
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/18/1968
Termination Date: 
8/3/1998
Termination Reason: 
Death
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